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Five more arrested in drug sting

January 22, 1999

Five more people were taken into custody Friday on Maryland grand jury indictments from Thursday's drug sweep.

As of Friday afternoon, local authorities had taken into custody 19 of the 31 people wanted on a variety of drug charges, according to the Washington County Narcotics Task Force.

An eight-month investigation resulted in police seizing more than $100,000 in drugs, six weapons, four cars and $12,500 in cash on Thursday, police said.

According to police, the five people picked up Friday were:

* Willie Lee Titus Jr., 26, of 61 W. Franklin St. - two counts of conspiracy. Titus was released Friday from the Washington County Detention Center after posting a $200,000 bond.

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* Stanley Jimmy Goles, 56, of Hagerstown - three counts of conspiracy. Goles was being held Friday night in lieu of $50,000 bond.

* Robert Carroll Davis, 48, of Hagerstown - bringing into the state in excess of 28 grams of illegal drugs, and three counts of conspiracy. Davis was being held Friday night in lieu of $40,000 bond.

* Robert Lee Taylor Jr., 28, of Hagerstown - bringing into the state in excess of 28 grams of illegal drugs, and three counts of conspiracy. Taylor was being held Friday night in lieu of $40,000 bond.

* Chance David Barnhart, 22, of 729 Spruce Street - conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 pounds of marijuana, conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs, possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 pounds of illegal drugs, possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs and possession of illegal drugs. Barnhart was released Friday after posting a $75,000 bond.

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